1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment
— Faithful and True —In the early dawn of Tuesday 28 May 1918, French and American artillery began to shell German positions north of Cantigny in preparation for an attack on the village by the U.S. First Division. The 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, commanded by Major Robert R. McCormick, concentrated the fire of its eight 155-mm Schneider howitzers from positions in the west near Rocquencourt in support of the successful attack. In 1937, McCormick, then publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, participated in the dedication of the Federal Monument nearby.
|Placed By||McCormick Tribune Foundation, Village of Cantigny|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||30U E 536631 N 5501267|
|Decimal Degrees||49.66283333, 2.49240000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 49° 39.77', E 2° 29.544'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||49° 39' 46.2" N, 2° 29' 32.64" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6 Rue Saint-Aignan, Cantigny 80500, FR|
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